US drops Apple case after accessing iPhone data

The Justice Department said it was approached by an unidentified third party about a possible method to get into the phone

29th March, 2016
Apple supporters protest in front of FBI headquarters in Washington DC Pic: Getty

The US said it has gained access to the data on the iPhone used by a terrorist and no longer needs Apple’s assistance, marking an end to a legal clash that was poised to redraw boundaries between personal privacy and national security in the mobile internet age.

The Justice Department said a week ago that it was approached by an unidentified third party about a possible method to get into the phone. The...

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